Italian flowers infected with thrips discovered in Moscow

Specialists from the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance have discovered flower thrips in a batch of Italian gypsophila flowers in the Moscow region. The press service of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance in Moscow, Moscow and Tula regions has reported the fact.

“The department of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance in Moscow, Moscow and Tula regions have identified an object regarded as a quarantine one in Russia, namely western (Californian) flower thrips during the inspection of the gypsophila cut flowers originating from Italy at the customs phytosanitary control post. The presence of the quarantine pests was confirmed by the laboratory tests, conducted by the specialist of All-Russian Centre of Plant Quarantine”, reads the statement.

The infected cargo was destroyed in correspondence with the phytosanitary legislation of the Russian Federation, concluded the representatives of the press service.



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